College of Natural Resources
Chemical Engineering Degree
Explore Career Opportunities in Chemical Engineering
We focus on preparing Chemical Engineering graduates for highly technical positions in the chemical manufacturing industry, making important products in millions of people’s lives. Chemical engineers hold positions such as:
- process engineer
- sales account manager
- project manager
- new product development
- research and development engineer
- quality assurance manager,
- and many others.
Why Study Chemical Engineering at UW-Stevens Point?
Use your skills in math and science to solve complex engineering problems and work effectively in a team environment with a chemical engineering degree. In addition to practical applications in the classroom, you will have the opportunity to work in manufacturing facilities in well-paid internships ranging in experiences from laboratory testing to ensuring product quality and efficient operation to project work improving the facility’s profitability.
WHAT TO EXPECT
The academic programs in the Paper Science and Chemical Engineering Department prepare you to make a difference in the manufacturing industry. You will learn to use your skills in math and science to solve complex engineering problems and work effectively with a team.
Faculty members provide career guidance inside and outside the classroom through professional and extracurricular activities. These activities include:
- touring industrial manufacturing facilities;
- undergraduate research;
- industrial internships;
- participating in professional organizations;
- attending professional meetings and seminars; and
- working with our coating and laminating machine and the world’s fastest student-run paper machine in our process engineering laboratory.
Our graduates have career opportunities in Wisconsin, across the country, and worldwide. About 50% of our graduates stay in Wisconsin. Many work in other countries.
GET INVOLVED ON CAMPUS
Discover your passions, build your resume, and make friends along the way! Whether joining a student organization or participating in research with our faculty members, you have plenty of opportunities to get involved.
GAIN EXPERIENCE OUTSIDE THE CLASSROOM
Internships provide unique opportunities to gain valuable work-related experience in an industrial environment. In addition, various manufacturing facilities provide well-paid opportunities for students in our program. Research in a specialized field of interest (biofuel production, recycled fiber quality, etc.) is possible through collaborations with department faculty and often results in publications in the scientific literature.
Meet Your Faculty and Staff
Our Paper Science and Chemical Engineering faculty members bring a wide array of knowledge and experience to our classrooms at UW-Stevens Point.
Seyed Javad Amirfakhri
- Assistant Professor of Paper Science and Chemical Engineering
- Professor and Department Chair
- Paper Science and Chemical Engineering
- College of Natural Resources
- Associate Professor of Paper Science and Chemical Engineering
- Technical Consultant for the Wisconsin Institute for Sustainable Technology
Chemical Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org
Paper Science and Chemical Engineering Department